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FN America is releasing two factory short barreled versions of its FN 15 Patrol carbine, marking the first time FN has offered short barreled rifles to the individual consumer.

Chambered in 5.56x45mm, these FN 15 Patrol SBRs will be offered in either a 10.5- or 14.5-inch, button-broached and chrome-lined barrel with A2-style compensator, hard-anodized aluminum upper receiver, 6-position collapsible stock and combat-grade trigger. Both are also equipped with low-profile gas systems optimized for each barrel length.

“FN has been producing SBR’s for military and law enforcement customers, and as individual upper receivers or barrel kits, but never as factory-produced consumer products,” said John Keppeler, FN America’s VP of sales and marketing. “These new carbines are currently shipping to FN distributors nationwide and are just the first of many SBR configurations we will be releasing.”

MSRP for both of these is $1,149. See below for a rundown of specs.

FN 15 Patrol Carbine SBR 10.5”

  • SKU / Product Number: 36329
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Barrel length (effective): 10.5-inch
  • Twist Rate: 1:7″ RH
  • Barrel Material: Button broached, chrome-lined
  • Muzzle device: A2-style compensator
  • Sights: A2-style front, flip-up rear
  • Sight Radius: 14 ⅝”
  • Stock: Collapsible, 6-position, black
  • Forearm: Standard Carbine hand guard w/ heat shield
  • Weight (with empty magazine and sight): 5.92 lbs
  • Length: 26.5″ – 30″
  • Width: 2.75″
  • Length of Pull: 10¼” – 13.5″
  • Magazine: GI pattern 30-round aluminum
  • Trigger Pull: 4.75-7.75 lbs
  • MSRP: $1,149

FN 15 Patrol Carbine SBR 14.5”

  • SKU / Product Number: 36369
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Barrel length (effective): 14.5-inch
  • Twist Rate: 1:7″ RH
  • Barrel Material: Button broached, chrome-lined
  • Muzzle device: A2-style compensator
  • Sights: N/A, Optics-ready
  • Sight Radius: N/A, Optics-ready
  • Stock: Collapsible, 6-position, black
  • Forearm: Midwest Industries 12-inch handguard with M-LOK w/ Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock position.
  • Weight (with empty magazine and sight): 6.025 lbs
  • Length: 30.75” – 34”
  • Width: 2.75″
  • Length of Pull: 10¼” – 13.5″
  • Magazine: GI pattern 30-round aluminum
  • Trigger Pull: 4.75-7.75 lbs
  • MSRP: $1,149

For more information about FN, visit https://fnamerica.com.

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